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Off the Couch: In the groove

 From Ghostface Killah to the Gnomes
Plus Jay Berndt & the Orphans, Maylssa & the Liberators, and the 'Mericans
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  May 07, 2013


Feeling the pain

Vudu Sister aren't a folk band, either
Singer-songwriter Keith McCurdy corralled an impressive host of friends to plug in and rock-the-fuck-out on Vudu Sister's brand-new sophomore effort, 'Household Items ,' the fantastic follow-up to the 2012 Vudu debut Bastard Children and the debut release from the Columbus Recording Company.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  May 01, 2013


Such great heights

Sara Azriel soars on her stunning new EP
Add another incredible voice to the list of exceptional female singer/songwriters here in Rhode Island — Sara Azriel.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  April 24, 2013


Brown Bird are not a folk band

The Rhode Island duo cranks it up and gets cerebral on 'Fits of Reason'
Brown Bird's David Lamb and MorganEve Swain challenge themselves (and anyone who still insists on calling them a folk band) on their stunning new album, Fits of Reason .
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  April 17, 2013


Bring all the noise

Rob Duguay curates a week-long rager
Local music man-about-town Rob Duguay is the mastermind behind the Artistic Explosion Music Festival, featuring more than two dozen of Rhode Island's best musical acts.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  April 16, 2013


Showcase showdown

Torn Shorts triumph at the WBRU Rock Hunt
And the winner is . . . Torn Shorts! Congratulations to the East Bay quartet on a hard-earned victory at the 2013 WBRU Rock Hunt Finals held last Saturday at the Met.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  April 10, 2013


Brown Bird is not a folk band

The Warren duo crank it up and get cerebral on ' Fits of Reason'
Brown Bird's David Lamb and MorganEve Swain challenge themselves (and anyone who still insists on calling them a folk band) on their stunning new album, Fits of Reason (via local label Supply & Demand).
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  April 08, 2013

Hey ladies!

Sarah, Kristi, and Roz = ready to rock!
Sarah, Kristi, and Roz = ready to rock!
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 27, 2013


Herra Terra channels New Wave on 'Hyperborean'

Wired for sound
Herra Terra has a new label, new drummer, and a new EP flush with New Wave-inspired electro-grooves titled 'Hyperborean.'
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 27, 2013


The 2013 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 2

Ready to rumble
Congratulations to Lolita Black and the Brother Kite on moving ahead to the 95.5 WBRU Rock Hunt finals following impressive performances last weekend.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 19, 2013


The 2013 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 1

Mega-March Madness
Some local pros are in the mix for the 2013 WBRU Rock Hunt title.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 13, 2013


Dylan Sevey & the Gentlemen let loose and roll with it

Open invitation to Join the Club
Dylan Sevey and the Gentlemen have been on the local scene for just one year, but the dapper rock/pop/barroom blues quintet are sounding wise beyond their years on the new debut album Join the Club .
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 06, 2013


THR33 Piece Suit finds the perfect fit on Brand New Vintage

THR33 is the magic number
Last year, Rhode Island rhyme vets Chachi Carvalho and Swann Notty teamed up with producer/beat composer J. DePina to form THR33 Piece Suit.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  February 27, 2013

From Detroit Rebellion to Ed O.G.!

Forward, March
Last call for a double-stacked THURSDAY (the 28th).
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  February 27, 2013


Theo Martins offers a guided tour of Wonderland

All killer, no filler
Make tracks to the PVD Social Club next week and welcome back acclaimed wordsmith Theo Martins, as the South Provy native returns for his first show since taking his talents to Los Angeles around a year ago.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  February 20, 2013


More eccentric wordplay from ESH the Monolith

Naturally complicated
ESH the Monolith excels in the art of wordplay, slyly slinging pop culture references and rewind-that-back double entendres and metaphors drawn up for the purpose of next-level braggadocio.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  February 12, 2013

Shove the shovel

Dig out and dig in this weekend
Last call to get your sexy ass to the Parlour on Valentine's Day THURSDAY (the 14th) and get your grind on with BOO CITY and THE SILKS; dial 401.383.5858 for details.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  February 12, 2013


Torn Shorts ripping and rolling Through the Mill

Ready for the big show
"I was never ready — for the big show," Torn Shorts frontman Josh Grabert howls.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  February 05, 2013


Tim O’Keefe and James Franco are back as Daddy

Father figures
Resident godfather of the electronic music scene Tim O'Keefe and RISD Class of '12 alum (and actor/director/artist/author) James Franco comprise Daddy, back with a little help from some local friends on the PVD Remixes EP , which follows the duo's 2012 debut MotorCity .
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  January 30, 2013


Funtime! Must-see music, comedy, and more

No life experience instills and embodies that Work Hard/Party Hard mantra better than college.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  January 23, 2013


Ravi Shavi kick out the jams

Party starter
A potent blend of scruffy garage rock and doo-wop dance floor jams, Ravi Shavi's new self-titled album is an absolute blast.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  January 22, 2013

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